Persepolis is a brilliant illustrated autobiography by Marjane Satrapi.

Deep in its message yet wonderfully depicted through illustration, this is a must read. The author captures her childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution in a most endearing style. I am a fan of Marjane Satrapi & would highly recommend this book, which is sheer talent with a story.

Persepolis has also been adapted into a film but nothing like getting hold of the book!

8 thoughts on “Persepolis

  1. Persepolis is easily one of my favorite comics of all time (I refuse to use the term graphic novel), It is just so honest and brilliant.

    Everything from culture clash to growing up, it is just told so well!

  2. I read Embroideries first which I think was a mistake. I hear so many wonderful things about Persepolis but I wasn’t really a fan of Embroideries. I do like all the images you posted though – I think I’ll give it a try!

    • Ahh, I see where your coming from. I started with Persepolis, Parts I & II (Part I – The Story of a Childhood & Part II – The Story of a Return). I later read Embroideries & Chicken with Plums. But Persepolis is by far her best.

    • Hi Naomi, its touching, funny & thoroughly enjoyable overall. I got to see the movie too (after reading the book) but my preference is the book anyday!

  3. I haven’t read the graphic novel / comic but my mum bought the film for me a few years ago. It’s a very good film. I’ve been meaning to get hold of the book, but it always seems to slip my mind!

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